Four years ago Ellis Holtom, of Stratford-upon-Avon, was born with half a working heart. Later, the Herald featured his condition as a tribute to the work of Birmingham Children’s Hospital where he was treated. Now, to mark Congenital Heart Defect Week his mum, Vicki, updates his story. . .
ALL 326 local planning authorities in England, councils like Stratford-on-Avon District, need a local plan. The core strategy is a component of that local plan. It contains all the local district wide policies that need to be considered when processing planning applications. New development needs to satisfy local needs, helping to realise the hopes and ambitions of its communities and protect them from situations they fear. New homes and places to work should provide then with a healthy lifestyle, a pleasant place to live, good recreational facilities and above all the infrastructure that enhances their quality of life. The buzzword to describe this is ‘sustainable’.
THE poor are paying more than they should be for their energy, according to damning new evidence from Stratford-upon-Avon’s Citizens Advice Bureau. Prepayment meters (PPMs) are costing users in fuel poverty a “disproportionate amount” for what little gas and electricity they can afford, the bureau has found. There are around 7.2 million people on prepayment meters in the UK and several thousand in the district of Stratford. Despite Stratford’s reputation as an affluent area, the bureau is being forced to come to the aid of more and more people living in fuel poverty on an increasingly regular basis.
AN OFFICIAL paving stone commemorating Stratford-upon-Avon’s forgotten war hero for the 100th anniversary of the First World War will be placed in the town, the government has confirmed. Rex Warneford – the first man to single-handedly shoot down a zeppelin - was ignored in the government’s initial plans to recognise Victoria Cross winners because he was born abroad in India. The Herald launched a campaign, together with King Edward VI school, where Rex lived and studied for five years, to get the fighter pilot recognised.
STRATFORD Town slipped to a second successive defeat when they went down 3-1 at Calor League Division One South & West play-off hopefuls Yate Town on Saturday.
They fell behind on 10 minutes when Michael Meaker netted for the hosts before striker Chris Sterling leveled the score seven minutes later.
Meaker netted his second goal just before the half-hour mark to give the Bluebells a 2-1 interval lead and James Harmer’s 80th minute strike sealed the points for Yate.
Town manager Carl Adams said: “Yate probably just shaded the first-half but we managed to have far more of the ball after the break. Disappointingly though we didn’t really look like scoring and Yate kept us from having too many clear-cut chances.
“The recent run of fixtures have been tough with Cirencester, Paulton and Yate all pushing for play-off places, and coming up against them is all part of our learning curve at this level.”
Stratford are back in action on Tuesday night when they entertain Thatcham Town in a 7.45pm kick-off at the DCS Stadium.